Eileen Walker serves organizations primarily in the areas of education and public health through the lens of an organizational behaviorist. Using her experience and skills from both her formal education and professional experience, she works with not for profit organizations in board or leadership roles to advance their missions.
Eileen serves on the Advisory Council of the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury (Danbury, CT), an organization working to end domestic violence against women, children & men. She also serves on the board of Kids in Crisis (CosCob, CT), an organization that provides round the clock support services to children, teens and their parents for all kind of crises.
Eileen is a director of The TEDMED Foundation, which focuses on advancing knowledge, communications and collaboration on the broad topics of health and medicine.
Ms. Walker is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of her children’s former school, The Harvey School. In addition, she is a Director of the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, and was Chair of the board from 2009-2013. She serves on the Western Connecticut Health Systems Research Institute Advisory Council in Danbury, CT. She also works in an advisory capacity with Wildlife in Crisis, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Weston, CT.
Eileen has been a trustee of Cornell University since 2009. She serves on the Executive Committee, and chairs the Compensation Committee. She is also a director of eCornell, Cornell’s online education subsidiary. Ms. Walker received her BA and MBA from Cornell.
Ms. Walker is a former IBM human resources executive. During her 18 year career at IBM she successfully engaged in all aspects of human resource management while developing her organizational management skills. She has transferred those skills and tools to the organizations she serves in the not for profit sector.
A lover of gardening, animals and a collector of textile crafts, she is actively engaged in supporting organizations related to wildlife, education and health.
Ms. Walker is married to Jay S. Walker, BS ILR ’77, Chair and CEO of Upside, Curator of TEDMED, the founder and Chairman of Walker Digital and founder of Priceline.com. The Walkers reside in Ridgefield, Connecticut.